I do not bill insurance companies for you. Some insurance companies have arrangements with physicians called “preferred providers” or “in-network providers.” These physicians agree to see certain patients for less than their usual fee in return for referrals. I have not entered into any of these agreements because I think that insurance companies are not as interested in the quality of your health care as they are in getting a deal which improves their profit. If you need it, I can supply a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. Almost all of my patients have insurance and get at least some reimbursement from their insurance company. I have a small practice, and I keep my overhead (and my fees) down by not hiring a person to waste time dunning insurance companies. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, not between me and your insurance company. You are ultimately responsible for paying for your care.
Many people need me to fill out the State of Maryland Uniform Treatment Plans (UTPs). Under forms, I have partially filled out UTP forms for you to download. Please fill in the top part of the form above the line that starts “Have you communicated with the PCP…” bring it with you and let me know at the beginning of your session so that I have time to complete it.
I would urge you to keep copies of any documents that you send to insurance companies to save your time and mine and to avoid additional paperwork fees.